March 28, 2008

Current situation.

I know that you must be reading about southern Iraq going to hell in a hand basket, and there is a bit of that going on, but I wanted you to know that I am fine. In fact, the more dangerous things become on the outside, the more we hunker down on our base. If one does not travel around, you can't be hit by an IED or have an EFP tear up your car. So the paradox is: the more dangerous it is, the more safe I am.

Drama comes naturally here and of course, there is a bit of drama to what is playing out.

Meanwhile, from the US Embassy in Baghdad:

Warden Message: Personal Protective Equipment and Hardened Structures

March 27, 2008

This is to notify all U.S. citizens in Iraq that the U.S. Embassy has announced that, until further notice, all personnel under the authority of the Chief of Mission are required to wear body armor, helmet and protective eyewear anytime they are outside of building structures in the International Zone. In addition, Chief of Mission personnel in the International Zone have been advised to remain inside of hardened structures at all times, except for mission essential movements.

1 comment:

Jim Hillas said...

Dear Kenneth,

I am very glad to hear that you are safe. Your extended family is thinking of you.

Jim Hillas